MEET THE TEAM
MineVention is a small, but hardworking team of three people, ably assisted on event days by our wonderful volunteers. Here is a short biography about our three organisers.
Lisa has spent the previous 25 years within the Hospitality Sector and Events. Her time spent in managing Conference and Banqueting within the hotels gave her the passion for Events and this is something that she never lost. From running a busy family life with 3 young children she noticed the passion of Minecraft with her son age 9 at the time and decided to run her first event based around the game. This became a hit within hours and as intentionally this was never seen as a long term event, this has taken over the last 4 years of the business. Only now has it taken time to be able to introduce other events into the business and as we currently work on two new events outside of Minevention we look forward to adapting the business and bringing in more opportunities for jobs within Ireland and Europe.
Simon started his MineVention life in his former guise as the YouTuber "SnakeDoctor" when he was invited by Lisa to the first MineVention back in 2014 along with DanTDM, NettyPlays and Little Lizard Gaming. Before this, he had his own successful print and design company, which he still runs to this day. Simon has been a fixture at every MineVention, either as a YouTuber or organiser, or as both! He called time on his YouTube career in January 2018 after five successful years, earning over 100,000 subscribers and now focusses his time combining his knowledge of Minecraft, his graphic design abilities and his organisational skills to help bring our event to life!
Maeve landed her first job working with an events company in Galway in 2010 that largely worked in the nightclub and corporate industry. In her three years with the company Maeve worked on some really interesting projects such as brand activations, product launches and corporate events around Ireland. Working in this position was incredibly hands on and gave her a great insight into event management being involved in all aspects, especially the practical side of setting up. Maeve then moved on to a production company, also in Galway, who provided sound, lighting and audio visual solutions to a variety of events from conferences to concerts, trade expos and musicals to fashion shows and gala dinners. As office manager, Maeve was first point of contact for all clients and worked with them from the outset on their production requirements for their events right through to post event follow up. It was during her time there that Maeve began working with Lisa on the production for MineVention, and she provided the AV for the very first event and continued their working relationship until 2018 when she came on board with O’Brien Event Management full time.